Category: Travel

G-Spots! Plan Your Getaway with Holiday Show

Last week ‘Sunshine Saturday’ came and went, and if you missed the boat, or even the plane for that matter, there is an event later this month that will solve your getaway woes.  The Belfast Telegraph Holiday Show is back in Belfast for 3-days from 18-21 January at Titanic Exhibition Centre, during which international tourist boards, airlines and ferry companies, hotels and visitor attractions will all be vying for your business.  Packed full of world destination ideas, there are also  specialist zones including The Cruise Pavilion, the Honeymoon & Wedding Destinations Pavilion, and the popular Caravan & Motorhome Show, where...

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G Spots! Can Travel Change Your Life?

According to a recent TIME Magazine report, many of us have the fantasy of quitting our jobs and heading off travelling. Well for Violaine Malié (28) this fantasy became a reality when she left her home in France and travelled around 30 countries before settling down in North Belfast with her partner Pedro and her 6-week-old son Hector. “My travelling began when I left France in 2009 for studying. I spent several months on the island of Reunion off Madagascar for an internship in a beautiful 4-star hotel, working as an assistant spa manager. I also did several internships and university exchange...

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G Spots! 4 Perfect Getaways for 2018

When bad weather and flu is on the horizon, our medicine is to book a holiday! But if you don’t know your Wild Atlantic Way from your Camino de Santiago, then help is at hand! From Friday January 19 – Sunday 21 the Holiday World Show, now in its twenty-sixth successful year, will transform Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre into a lively celebration of all things travel related. Being launched by TV’s all-action golden-girl, Anthea Turner, the three-day show provides opportunities to discover what’s new, to chat with the industry professionals, gather expert information, check out destinations and compare prices.  Whether you’re there to buy or...

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G Spots! A Night in the Port

Living in a country that’s surrounded by water really does have plus points especially when you can enjoy a night in the scenic town of Portaferry. Touted as one of the most picturesque locations in Northern Ireland, it literally means ‘The Landing Place of the Ferry‘ and to be fair the town is dominated by the comings and goings of its namesake.  If you decide to stay in the Portaferry Hotel like we did, you’ll be able to see it all from your window, as well as enjoying a haven of relaxation, excellent service with just the right amount...

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G Spots! New York Insider SHHHH

When it comes to the city that never sleeps it’s often hard to know where to visit when you’re awake! I’m no expert on NYC, but if you’re a small fish in a big pond it’s always good to get insider info. Here’s some pointers from our recent trip stateside!  Fun Activities: If you’re anything like me and like getting out and about, here are two of my favourite things to do in the city this time of year –  row boating in Central Park and ice skating at the Rink @ The Rockefeller Centre. An hour round the lake in the park is...

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